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The first day of Spring Training finished yesterday in Lakeland, Jim Leyland wants to keep the fifth starter competition low-key, and will the recent free agent signings from the Cleveland Indians cure their struggles? These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.
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There are not many openings on the pitching staff for the Detroit Tigers, but there are a handful of pitchers to keep an eye on.
Tigers' Jim Leyland hoping to keep the fifth starter competition low-key
The Detroit News, Tom Gage
Right-hander Rick Porcello and left-hander Drew Smyly will be battling for the fifth spot in the Tigers' starting rotation. Porcello has 48 wins in four MLB seasons, but Smyly was solid as a rookie in 2012.
Early this morning, Victor Martinez strapped a knee brace on his left leg and put on his Tigers uniform for the first time in more than a year.
Day 1: Rondon starts off camp firing
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck
It took one day of spring training for Jim Leyland to put a cutoff on Bruce Rondon evaluations. As he put it, he’s not going to give daily updates on where Rondon stands.
What We Talk About When We Talk About a Justin Verlander Contract Extension
Walkoff Woodward, Josh Worn
Frankly, I can’t think of any reason why Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers shouldn’t marry themselves together for the next decade or two.
Justin Verlander's decision to pass on participating in the World Baseball Classic is a wise decision--at least to Detroit Tigers' fans.
Detroit Tigers Survivor Wiki
Detroit Tigers Survivor was an imaginary version of the Survivor reality game show created by noted part-time lazy TigerSnark blogger, Scott Rogowski.
The world’s largest baseball card (Photos)
Big League Stew, Mike Oz
And just like that, your big baseball card collection feels inferior. Topps unveiled the world's largest baseball card today in Florida, near the Detroit Tigers spring training camp.
Will free agents Swisher and Bourn cure what ails Tribe?
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer
Josh Hamilton has a new team and a $125 million contract AND he's the newest addition to the ever-expanding "Best Shape of His Life" roster.
In the fantasy baseball world, everyone wants to know if Mike Trout can repeat his amazing 2012 performance.